Discovering Kenya

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June, 2006 ISSUE #015

Jambo and Asante Sana for being a ‘Discovering Kenya‘ Member.

Summer is upon us and it is a beautiful thing!

There is still room & time to sign up for this coming September’s big Annual Wildebeest Migration Safari, so come and Join us.

Hope you will enjoy the new updates and information of this issue and a ‘Happy Summer’ to all of you.

1. Intro
2. Contents
3. New additions to KTI
- Honeymoon in Kenya
- Lesser Kudu & Topi
- Safari Tips update
4. Kenya book wins this year's US Pulitzer Prize
5. Big win at Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon in San Diego
6. Sip Starbucks coffee and help Africa's wildlife and people?

New Additions to KTI:

- Honeymoon in Kenya
Kenya is a very romantic country and an ideal honeymoon destination to celebrate your love and begin your life’s journey together! - In the light of a recent new trend, to celebrate weddings overseas at some very exotic places, what better place than Kenya, to look into for this special occasion?!

- Lesser Kudu & Topi
Two new Kenya Animal pages are up, with lots of info and some new photos.

  • The Lesser Kudu is smaller than the Greater Kudu, it has more white stripes on it's back and can easily jump over fences 2.5m high.
  • The Topi's are build for speed with lean bodies and will sometimes jump over each other to get away from a threat.

- Safari Tips are updated
Practical safari tips for your stay in Kenya and Africa in general are updated and new information, like Visa requirements, Immunizations & Health tips and Malaria information were added. It is also very important to have some good travel insurance and to make sure that you have enough of your personal medication with you.

Kenya book wins this year's US Pulitzer Prize

A book about alleged British atrocities against Kenyan Mau Mau independence fighters has won this year's US Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction. Caroline Elkins wins $10,000 for her book "Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya".

She says that many thousands of Kenyans died in British detention camps during the Mau Mau rebellion in the 1950s.

Her research also suggests British colonial officials exaggerated the number of people killed by the rebels. Attacks by Mau Mau fighters on white settlers in Kenya threw colonial society into panic and Britain imposed a state of emergency in 1952.

Big win at Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon in San Diego

Approximately 20,000 runners and walkers participate in San Diego's ninth annual Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on Sunday, June 4th. The race is billed as one of America's fastest and most scenic courses, racing around Balboa Park, downtown and Mission Bay.

This marathon is unlike others, as it has live bands performing on stages at every mile along the 26-mile course. Many marathoners say the R ‘N’ R Marathon is one of the best-run and most fun marathons around.

At the top of the overall male finishers are Ambesse Tolossa (Ethiopia), second Simon Bor (Kenya) and on third Stephen Kiogora, also from Kenya.

The standings at the overall female finishers are Alice Chelangat (Kenya), second Hellen Kimutai (Kenya) and third Lyubov Morgunova (Russia).

Alice Chelangat, from Kericho, said: “I like this race very much. When all the people are cheering, it sounds like ‘Go Alice, go!’ That makes me want to run very fast.” Her time was 2:28:21.

It was all in all a fantastic day for the Kenyan runners. Of the 21,159 participants who registered for the marathon, 17,339 made it to the finish line.

Sip Starbucks coffee and help Africa's wildlife and people?

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Starbucks Coffee Company have been working together since 2005 to help improve the lives and livelihoods of Kenya's coffee farmers through a joint partnership called Kenya Heartland Coffee Project.

Starbucks and AWF are working together on management of critical lands in East Africa. These lands provide both rich agricultural fields for local coffee farmers, and long-term migration and feeding corridors for Africa's precious wildlife. By managing the land to support both these purposes, the people and wildlife of Africa can co-exist and even benefit from each other’s non-competitive presence.
To learn more please visit AWF.

This is it for this times summer edition. Kwa heri (Good by) for now and I will be in touch again, when there are new updates and information worth sharing.

Until next time.

Best of regards,

PS: If you are interested in finding out a little bit more about me, feel free to venture out to 'What started KTI'.

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